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Give Thanks Margarita!

By Sharon Merkel Prudhomme ~

Fall has fallen upon us even though we’re feeling summer-like temps. My friend found this great cider cocktail and judging from neighbor reviews, it’s a keeper!  I’ve tweaked it a tad, hope you enjoy! 

I personally LOVE apple cider and have several nice & tasty recipes we used in our restaurant with customer approval! I realize margaritas are usually served in a margarita glass, however, for this I prefer a cocktail glass. Your choice!

Makes 1 pitcher:

*8 oz. Apple Cider                                                                                                                        

*8 oz. pear juice                                                                                                                      

*6 oz. gold tequila                                                                                                                         

*4 oz. Grande Mariner or orange liquor                                                                                    

*¼ tsp. nutmeg                                                                                                                            

*ice                                                                                                                                                 

Add these 6 ingredients into a pitcher & stir well.

*Salt                                                                                                                                          

*Lime- slice in half. Place flat side down and slice 4-5 pieces, cutting a slit in each.

 In a shallow dish- add salt. Using a hefty piece of lime, place over the rim of a glass, squeeze and rotate the glass to wet the edge. Invert glass into salt and shift in circles to coat. (optional) 

Fill glasses, place a lime slice on each rim as a garnish. 

*Cinnamon sticks – add a stick to each glass as a swizzle stick.    

*Apple slices- cut apple into slices, cut a slit in each, add a slice to rim of each glass as garnish.